As Europe scrambles to get out from under Russian gas hegemony, gas exporting countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region are poised to assume a larger role in the energy landscape. In June, the European Union, Egypt, and Israel signed a landmark agreement for the export of natural gas to Europe. While a promising start, significant geopolitical obstacles remain before the region’s vast potential to develop and export natural gas can be achieved.
Our panel of experts will explore the latest factors affecting hydrocarbon export potential in the Eastern Mediterranean, focusing on whether offshore gas fields can provide alternative supply as Europe pledges to cut off Russian imports. With Israel and Turkey recently announcing the normalisation of bilateral ties, is a new channel for energy cooperation on the horizon? Despite great expectations of a new gas frontier, is it possible—commercially and technically—for the Eastern Mediterranean to finally become an energy hub that meets Europe’s energy security needs? Or are geopolitical obstacles, such as longstanding maritime border disputes between neighbouring states, too complex to overcome in time?
To answer these and other questions, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to welcome you to the online event to explore the energy cooperation potential in the Mediterranean region and beyond.